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What Good are Footprints?
2014-02-18 12:07:02

Kevin Dennehy - Yale University School of Forestry & Environmental Studies The notion of environmental “footprinting” as a way to represent the impact of human activity on the planet’s environment has become a veritable industry over the last two decades. Since the concept first gained popularity in the 1990s — when it was introduced by researchers William E. Rees and Mathis Wackernagel — footprinting has been used to explain a range of complicated phenomena as a single...

2012-03-01 20:00:00

Most water used worldwide goes toward feeding people, says report published in PLoS ONE Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) March 01, 2012 A new report published in the online journal PLoS ONE, analyzing water consumption in 405 river basins around the world, found that water scarcity impacts at least 2.7 billion people for at least one month each year. “Freshwater is a scarce resource; its annual availability is limited and demand is growing,” said Arjen Hoekstra, professor in water...

2011-03-03 06:50:00

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantis, an international firm specialized in sustainability, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), carbon footprinting and water footprinting, is joining forces with a consortium of businesses to develop an innovative water-footprint database. Quantis is creating the first comprehensive database of water footprints across various sectors of manufacturing. To bring this project to fruition, Lausanne-based Quantis is working in partnership...

2010-05-05 12:59:00

SANTIAGO, Chile, May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As a further sign of its strong commitment to conserving the environment and its resources, Concha y Toro has taken an additional step in its sustainable development strategy. In partnership with Fundacion Chile and the Water Footprint Network (WFN), an international organization whose mission is to promote the transition to sustainable water use by production systems, the company announced today that this year it will measure its Corporate...

2009-09-01 15:26:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Did you know that it takes 140 liters of water to produce one cup of coffee and almost 500 gallons to produce a pair of blue jeans? Water conservation is increasingly becoming an important concern, according to a General Accounting Office report, 36 states are anticipating water shortages by 2013. The good news is, just like you can reduce your carbon footprint, you can also reduce your water footprint. Listen to this report from Siemens (NYSE: SI) at:...

2008-10-29 00:00:08

As global financial markets learn difficult lessons on the consequences of unregulated spending, a new report issued by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) warns of the danger to future prosperity if the reckless over-consumption of the Earth's natural capital is left unchecked. WWF's Living Planet Report 2008, produced with the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and the Global Footprint Network (GFN), shows more than three quarters of the world's people now living in nations that are...

2008-08-18 15:05:00

WWF Director General James Leape told the opening session of World Water Week in Stockholm today that a world water crisis is a key factor behind current global anxieties over faltering food supplies and rising food costs. "Behind the world food crisis is a global freshwater crisis, expected to rapidly worsen as climate change impacts intensify," Mr. Leape said. "Irrigation-fed agriculture provides 45 per cent of the world's food supplies, and without it, we could not feed our planet's...

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2008-03-28 17:50:00

Experts are franticly searching for a solution to the world's growing water footprint, as urban populations increase and demand for biofuels cause water problems for farmland.As many as 2.5 billion people (half the population of Earth) have no access to sanitation - most of them living in urban slums. The world's cities are booming by 1 million people a week and the aging water systems are being taxed. "Something needs to change. It needs to change quickly, and it needs to be fairly...


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